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  • Pfeifer, Escobar win main events of MMA showcase Fight9.phatch

    With a change of pace, Josh Pfeifer entered the ring at VFC Fight Night Little Apple to the tune of Pharrell’s “Happy,” inside the Hilton Garden Inn and Convention Center. Pfeifer, who trains at Manhattan’s Combative Sports Center, wanted to get the crowd on its feet for the ...

  • Manhattan to host its first MMA event Friday

    The Little Apple is set to host its first-ever mixed martial arts event on Friday when the Victory Fighting Championship comes to town. VFC Fight Night Little Apple will be held in Manhattan’s Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center with doors set to open at 6:30 p.m. and fights starting ...

  • George named league coach of the year

    After guiding Manhattan High to its first Centennial League title, first-year coach Benji George was named the league’s coach of the year on Tuesday. George was joined by Shawnee Heights’ Tez Scroggins, who was voted player of year, in taking the Centennial League’s top honors, while Hayden’s ...

  • Mustangs come up short in title game

    PARK CITY — In most of its games this year, the Rock Creek boys’ basketball team’s height and depth at the forward position has led to a distinct advantage over its opponents. But Holcomb is not your average foe. The Longhorns had every bit as much talent in the post ...

  • Wade leads St. John to third straight state title

    Kansas State signee Dean Wade scored 11 of the last 18 points for St. John on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum, as the Tigers beat Central Plains, 49-44, in the Class 2A championship to win their third straight state title. It was the third time the teams met this season, with St. John ...

  • Central Plains 46, Moundridge 33

    The Central Plains Oilers overcame a poor shooting performance to win their second straight state title by beating Moundridge. Moundridge led early, taking an 11-5 lead into the second quarter, but the Oilers took control in the fourth quarter and put the Wildcats away for good. The Oilers had three ...

  • Olpe 63, Washington Co. 50

    After losing its first game of the season in the semifinals on Friday, Olpe rallied on Saturday to beat Washington County and take third place at Bramlage Coliseum. The Eagles finished the first quarter on a 10-0 run and then charged ahead by 10 points in the third quarter. Washington County ...

  • Meade 60, Valley Falls 51

    Meade senior Bailey Olvera scored 22 points to help the Buffaloes grab third place on Saturday. Along with 17 points from Jaylin Stapleton, Meade overcame its loss to Central Plains on Friday to get past Valley Falls. The Dragons, who lost a close games to Moundridge in the semifinals, were led by ...

  • Wade ready to continue career with Wildcats Dwade1.phatch

    Dean Wade’s high school career came to a close Saturday night in the same place his college career will begin in just a few months. For Wade, it couldn’t be any better. The St. John-product won his third straight Class 2A title — beating Central Plains 49-44 on Saturday — ...

  • Woman directs basketball tournament for homeschool groups

    March Madness. It’s the time when fans are filling out brackets and cheering on their teams. In addition to high school and college basketball, there is another basketball tournament going on in Kansas with an even higher purpose. Kelly Love is director of the National Division II Christian Homeschool ...

  • Holcomb defeats Rock boys in 4A-DII final

    PARK CITY — The Rock Creek boys’ basketball team fell one game short in its quest for a Class 4A-Div. II state title on Saturday night, as Holcomb defeated the Mustangs 63-55. After a back-and-forth first half that saw the Longhorns take a 28-27 lead to the locker room, Rock Creek ...

  • Rock boys hold off Trinity rally, advance to Saturday’s final

    PARK CITY — For the first time in school history, the Rock Creek boys’ basketball team will be playing for a basketball championship. The Mustangs held off a late rally by Wichita Trinity to advance to Saturday’s Class 4A-Div. II championship game, winning 86-71. Trinity got as close as five ...












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